Wednesday, 4th October 2017
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $79.90 each
Duration: 2.5 hrs (incl. interval)
The hills are alive with
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, will tour New Zealand this September and October.
From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be performed in 20 cities throughout New Zealand.
This legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.
The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards – including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, THE SOUND OF MUSIC remains the most successful movie musical in history.
This show features an all-star cast including Damian Avery as Captain von Trapp. Avery, has become a familiar face on television and stage, appearing in series including Underbelly, Legend of the Seeker and Power Rangers.
Playing his love interest Maria is popular musical theatre star Tizane McEvoy while Admiral von Schreiber will be played by Andrew Laing, also a regular on television, appearing in Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune and Spartacus.
Former Shortland Street star Geraldine Brophy — also a popular contestant on Dancing with the Stars — plays Frau Schmidt as well as directs.
- The young actress playing Louisa recently played the lead in Into The Woods. Her mother Julie is also in Sound of Music and recently toured with Grumpy Old Women.
- The actor playing Kurt recently performed as Michael in Billy Elliot.
Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has led to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.